I love the idea of Molly Yeh's Cauliflower Swiss Soup with a hard cider for dinner (that's her photo):
Persimmons are ripe now, and they remind me fondly of my short time as a Hoosier (not many things make me think fondly of Indiana, by the way). I love a James Beard quick bread recipe utilizing this precious, short-season fruit.
I used to go apple picking with my roommates in college, which was a fun homework break and also a cheaper way to eat apples (we took the half-rotten ones on the ground for a discount). Here in the Denver area, my fave is Ya Ya Farm and Orchard 6914 Ute Highway, Longmont, where you can pet the sweet goats, eat cider donuts, and take a beautiful hike along the orchard.
I love this shop's funky scarves with random accessories built in:
What's wrong, not feelin' my fall love? Maybe you and Matt Bellassai can commiserate: